Howard Wilcox

16 Oct 18, 3:03pm
US based indices are down over 4% which marks the third biggest weekly loss this year; CPI figures published well up on expectations this morning pushing the NZD higher to 0.6595; NZD is back trading above 0.9200 levels against the AUD
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9 Oct 18, 2:36pm
Starting the week around 0.6600 NZDUSD sank to 0.6440 a 2.5 year low; NZDAUD pair is still bouncing around within recent ranges but closer to the bottom of our support area of 0.9050; US Dollar has been the strongest performer over the past 10 days
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2 Oct 18, 2:00pm
US Dollar strength was the theme closing the week out on a high as markets retreated on risk sentiment; travelling below 0.6600 to 0.6590 the NZDUSD cross look vulnerable for further downside; NZDAUD at 0.9130
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25 Sep 18, 2:02pm
NZD opens the week with a softer tone currently at the 0.6650 level; NZD has underperformed on the NZDAUD cross and is now back around the 0.9150 level; Fed is expected to increase interest rates by 0.25% for the third time this year
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18 Sep 18, 1:55pm
President Trump has delivered remarks to impose 10% tariffs on 200 Billion worth of Chinese imported products; NZD has started the week well gaining against the USD to 0.6600; NZDAUD rangebound for the fourth week
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11 Sep 18, 2:11pm
US Dollar traded higher across the board with the US Index jumping to 95.43; President Trump said Friday he was willing to slap additional tariffs on 267B worth of Chinese products; NZD is trading at fresh low of 0.6515 versus the USD
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4 Sep 18, 11:57am
GBP has shown its sensitivity to Brexit negotiations over the past week; NZD and AUD are particularly vulnerable to bouts of risk aversion; number of emerging market currencies flashing warning signs of major trouble ahead
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28 Aug 18, 2:21pm
Choppy trading for the NZD over the last few days, has been buoyed by an increased risk tone; NZD remains under pressure on NZDAUD as the AUD recovers; US will continue to follow a path of gradual tightening
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21 Aug 18, 2:32pm
USD support faded as the week came to a close, the NZD finished up the strongest of the majors group finishing at 0.6640; NZDAUD eased lower from the open of 0.9072 to trade around the 0.9045 mark
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14 Aug 18, 2:20pm
World trade concerns continue to spook markets with investors worried about sentiment; NZDUSD sits at a March 2016 low of 0.6573 ; NZDAUD has leveled off this week to consolidate around the 0.9050 area
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7 Aug 18, 1:58pm
Currency markets were all broadly weaker through the later stages of the week once risk markets were put on notice; NZD is trading just off its lows at 0.6730 midday Tuesday after starting the week at 0.6745; AUD strength has dominated the NZD
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31 Jul 18, 1:53pm
NZD pushed off 0.6760 USD last week and has made subtle gains to 0.6830; risk sentiment will play a huge role as the week progresses; NZD has made a push higher against the AUD
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24 Jul 18, 3:30pm
Markets have turned yesterday to become risk averse again based on President Trump’s tweet; NZD gapped lower on the weekly open to 0.6790 after President Trump spooked markets; NZDAUD cross extends its 4th week of range bound activity
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17 Jul 18, 1:17pm
Currently at 0.6775, the NZD has appeared little affected by the weaker than expected Q2 CPI figure; NZDAUD remains stuck in a 40 odd point range between 0.9142-0.9101; RBA minutes release this afternoon
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10 Jul 18, 1:52pm
Markets saw last week out on a positive note; NZD has enjoyed rally against the USD over the last few days as USD bulls take a breather and risk appetite has increased; NZD is now back around 0.9160 AUD
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4 Jul 18, 2:43pm
Trade-war concerns, political risk in Europe and divergence in monetary policy across the globe remain, some of the ongoing key themes to worry investors; NZD extends its five week decline bumping against 0.6690 with the USD
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26 Jun 18, 2:10pm
Risk sentiment in the markets is subdued still with the NZD easing lower from the weekly open against the USD; NZDAUD cross has traded in a tight range since last Wednesday; RBNZ cash rate announcement is Thursday and should remain unchanged at 1.75%
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19 Jun 18, 2:33pm
Markets closed the week out weaker with currencies all down against the USD; NZD remains on the back foot against the USD, from the decline from 0.7050 with further downside expected; NZD making gradual gains against the AUD
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12 Jun 18, 1:39pm
Trade war talks will dominate headlines over the week; FOMC will no doubt hike rates this week on the 14th; NZD continues to trade within the tight range band of 0.7050 and 0.7000 key support this month
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29 May 18, 3:45pm
Geopolitical issues affected currency markets with North Korea concerns rearing its ugly head once again; EUR gaped higher on the weekly open up 30 points to 1.1680 with the populist parties failing to form a government; NZD continued to push higher
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